Former MLB pitcher Josh Collmenter became an official member of the Baseball Jobs Overseas website on February 19, 2018 after he elected for free agency four months earlier following a 2017 season which started well with the Atlanta Braves but eventually saw him outrighted to their AAA affiliate after a rough May. This ended a 7 year MLB career where Collmenter posted a 3.64 era and a 38-35 record over 695.1 innings pitched.
Collmenter reached out to BBJO in search of an overseas option where he could make a major impact, experience another culture, and look to work out some issues in hopes of another run at an MLB contract.
This audio interview has Josh as a guest commentator for the play-by-play of a December 21, 2018 game between the Adelaide Bite and his new team, the upstart Auckland Tuatara which are the first ever professional team out of New Zealand which joined the Australian Baseball League for the 2018-19 expansion season. The 32 year-old has a 3-2 record and a 2.23 era for the 7-16 Tuatara going into the Christmas break on December 23rd.